Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Pupil Premium

Background

The Academy is located in an area of high social deprivation and has a high percentage of pupils who are eligible for free school meals (FSM), which brings some complex challenges. One of thend the subsequent challenges faced. Common barriers for disadvantaged children can be less support at home, weak language and literacy skills, lack of confidence, more frequent behaviour difficulties and attendance/punctuality issues. There may also be complex family/safeguarding situations that prevent children from flourishing. The challenges will be varied, it is therefore important to see and treat every child as an individual in their own right. We know that our investment in our Pastoral Support Team has supported many vulnerable children and families, ensuring that the children remain in school and thrive both academically and socially.

Our key objective in using PPG is to narrow the gap between pupil groups. Through targeted interventions, we are working to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. For children who start school with low attainment on entry, our aim is to ensure that they make accelerated progress in order to reach age related expectations and beyond as they move through the Academy. We know that by the end of their time with us our children are above the national average in terms of their value added progress. However, we also know that children’s progress is negatively affected if they are not in school on time every day. To this end our Attendance and Families’ Officer works with targeted families to improve their children’s attendance, and we set ourselves challenging targets for attendance.

We have high aspirations and ambitions for our children and believe that no child should be left behind. Pupil premium makes up a large proportion of our budget and we are committed to ensuring it is spent to maximum effect. Every term we account for the grant to our Academy Council and to Oasis Community Learning, and at the end of each academic year we analyse the impact and success of current interventions before deciding how the grant will be spent in the following year.

Full Report 2017/2018

 

 

Full 2016/2017 Report

You can view the full 2016/2017 Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report below

PPGE Report 2016/2017

Full 2015/2016 Report

You can a copy of the 2015/2016 Pupil Premium Grant Expenditure Report below to find out how we spent our Pupil Premium and the Impact this had.

PPGE Report 2015/2016

Pupil Premium is spent within the context of the overall funding agreement between the DfE and Oasis Community Learning. Click here for a copy of this agreement.

To read the supplementary funding agreement relating to Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue click here